When Joy contacted me about photographing her husband's homecoming a few months ago, I was really excited, but really nervous because this was the first homecoming that I would be photographing. While it ended up being the second homecoming for me, it was my first ship homecoming and it wasn't just any ship. It was the USS George H W Bush, aircraft carrier. Joy and I immediately hit it off! It was their first deployment, so I was able to guide her through the process. I felt more like a friend than a photographer and it was a really nice feeling! I absolutely loved watching her go from calm, to giddy, to tearing up, to smiling so much her eyes disappeared to complete shock that her husband was in her arms! It was such a wonderful day! The weather was perfect and love was abundant! I think these pictures capture her morning beautifully!
From the first moment we saw the ship round the corner until they were in each other's arms there were nerves!
It's getting so close! The ship is docked and the scanning of the rails has officially begun!
Ahh!!!! She got the call! She sees her man!!!! Probably my favorite moment of the day!! I love how her entire face is smiling!!
Ahh the love, the relief, the nerves, the pure and utterly uncontrollable happiness and peace of this moment is breathtaking! Welcome Home Abe!
Oh wait, that's not the end. They have two little boys who thought there daddy was coming home in a couple of day and they thought I was taking some pictures for their daddy. Little did they know that he was walking up behind them! What a surprise for them!!!
These two cuties were super excited about having their dad home and they immediately started wrestling and showing their dad EVERYTHING they learned during his long deployment. It was adorable!
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